Tackling accidental fisheries bycatch: A win-win operation
31 January, 2023Learn more about the accidental catch of seabirds in fishing gear!
Safeguarding the Aegean islets for seabirds and wildlife
13 December, 2022The field team of our Greek project partners HOS together with staff from NECCA have been based for a few weeks now in the Northern Dodecanese region with an important mission: the removal of rats from the valuable Aegean islets!
A last stop before going home, shearwaters raft together!
2 December, 2022We continue to learn more about the awesome capabilities of the Yelkouan Shearwater!
LIFE PanPuffinus! discussed on BirdLife Malta’s NATURAlment TV programme
17 November, 2022LIFE PanPuffinus! discussed on NET TV’s NATURAlment, a weekly programme about the natural environment produced by BirdLife Malta!
Impact of light pollution on seabirds discussed on BirdLife Malta’s NATURAlment TV programme
20 October, 2022The impact of light pollution on seabirds and what LIFE PanPuffinus! is doing to mitigate its effects discussed on BirdLife Malta’s new NATURAlment TV programme!
The GREEN FUND co-finances the LIFE PanPuffinus! project
20 September, 2022The Green Fund co-finances the LIFE PanPuffinus! project for 2022 with the total amount of €25,000 for the implementation of the Hellenic Ornithological Society (BirdLife Greece) actions
Navigating in the open ocean like a shearwater!
19 September, 2022Discovering a little more about the awesome capabilities of the Yelkouan Shearwater!
Our favourite summer adventure!
4 August, 2022Success for BirdLife Malta’s Yelkouan Shearwater Boat Trips 2022!
More amazing data about the foraging trips of Yelkouan Shearwaters in Greece!
3 July, 2022The Yelkouan Shearwaters of Greece’s Northern Dodecanese region feed in the Black Sea as well!
Yelkouan Shearwater fledglings need your help!
24 June, 2022We’re asking for the public’s assistance in rescuing young seabirds left grounded by light pollution.
LIFE PanPuffinus! project discussed on Television Malta
13 June, 2022Our LIFE PanPuffinus! project features on the breakfast show of Malta’s national broadcaster, TVM.
New report: EU countries failing to protect seabirds
9 June, 2022A new BirdLife International report reveals how EU countries are failing to protect seabirds. In our most recent blog we sum up the findings.
A journey with the Yelkouan Shearwater
2 May, 2022During the 2021 breeding season, BirdLife Malta’s seabird team equipped some Yelkouans with a GPS tracking device. Here’s what we found out!
Fishers workshops in Malta as part of the LIFE PanPuffinus! project
8 April, 2022In this blog, we summed up workshops we organised for local fishers and stakeholders to discuss seabird conservation and solutions to the threats Yelkouan Shearwaters face at sea.
How to eat fish sustainably and support conservation objectives
15 November, 2021In this blog published on the occasion of World Fisheries Day, we explained how we are working with local fishers to research possible impacts on seabirds and to help develop safe practices, while respecting traditions.
Project features on Italian national TV
21 October, 2021The importance of the Maltese Islands for seabirds such as the Yelkouan Shearwater came under the spotlight during the popular Rai Uno TV show Linea Blu – il mare on line in Italy.
Help us save stranded seabirds!
11 October, 2021Light pollution is a major and growing threat for breeding Yelkouan Shearwater (Garnija), Scopoli’s Shearwater (Ċiefa) and Mediterranean Storm-petrel (Kanġu ta’ Filfla) in the Maltese Islands.
Working with Portuguese fishermen to reduce bycatch
26 September, 2021Balearic Shearwaters love European anchovies and gather with gulls in large flocks around purse-seine fishing nets, in hopes of a meal.
The impact of the maritime industry on the environment
23 September, 2021For World Maritime Day 2021 we penned this blog which also touched upon fishing and bycatch and the work we’re doing through LIFE PanPuffinus! to further understand this issue and how best to overcome it.
End of the monitoring season in Greece
28 August, 2021After several visits which started in May, the monitoring season in the Cyclades island complex of Gyaros (which hosts the most important colony of Yelkouan Shearwater in Greece) came to an end in August.
Call for help to rescue stranded Yelkouans!
24 July, 2021At the end of July we once again reiterated our call on the public to keep an eye out for stranded Yelkouan Shearwaters, which once grounded on land will not be able to make their own way back out at sea.
First disorientated Yelkouan Shearwaters of the stranding season recovered
8 July, 2021The first six stranded Yelkouan Shearwaters of the season were recovered by BirdLife Malta during the first days of July, which marked the peak period when the fledglings leave their colonies on their first flight, sometimes getting disorientated due to light pollution ending up stranded on land.
Amazing news from Greece!
24 June, 2021Fieldwork from the study of the largest Yelkouan Shearwater colony in Greece has revealed that breeding Yelkouan adults travel from the Aegean more than 2,800 km to forage as far as the Black Sea!
Our LIFE PanPuffinus! project has been launched!
18 June, 2021The €3.45 million LIFE PanPuffinus! project was launched this morning at BirdLife Malta’s Salina Nature Reserve.
We’ve announced the date of the official launch of LIFE PanPuffinus!
1 June, 2021The event will be held at BirdLife Malta‘s Salina Nature Reserve on Friday 18 June and due to space limitations and COVID-19 restrictions will be open only to a selected audience by invitation.
BirdLife Malta to continue studying seabirds on land and at sea
17 December, 2020After decades of uninterrupted scientific studies about Malta’s seabirds, BirdLife Malta is proud to announce that it will continue studying seabirds on land and at sea following the start of a new project it has embarked on.